(Closed) Let's talk skincare! Share your routine!!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I use Avon’s Anew Platinum on my face in the shower. Thats it.

Post # 4
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I start by washing my face with Clinique mild face wash (with my clairsonic Mia), then I use biotherm toner, and finish by moisturizing with lancome SPF 30 aquasource moisturizer

Post # 5
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I swear by my Clarisonic, which I only use at night. The cleanser I use (morning and night) is Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash. I use Thayer’s Lavender Witch Hazel as a toner. At night I use Murad Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel. This stuff is a miracle worker to lighten acne scars. In the morning I use Skyn Iceland The Antidote moisturizer. I’m also currently using the Pangea Organics Turkish Rose eye cream but I think I like the Skyn Iceland one better because it’s not as greasy so I’ll go back to that after using this one up. 

Post # 6
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never really had acne. I maybe get a tiny pimple here and there during that time of the month, but thats it. I did have really bad eczema in college though which left me with an uneven skin tone that drives me crazy!

I went to see my dermatologist last month and she suggested I start Obagi. Its a skin care program (really expensive Frown) but it has AMAZING reviews and after 3 weeks I already see a HUGE difference. I’ve heard it takes a little longer if you have acne or scarring though (like 12 weeks). My skin is so vibrant and fresh looking. The uneven tone is starting to even out and it all feels so soft.

This is my routine:





Exoderm (a leave on exfoliant)




Blender (a skin lightener) mixed with Retin-A

Night cream

These are all Obagi products, but I’ve read that you can subsitute them all out for other good quality drug store products, except for the blender & Retin-A (the retin-a is a prescription)




Post # 7
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

In the AM, I use Neutrogena’s Fresh Foaming Cleanser, Alcohol Free Toner and their Oil Free Moisturizer for sensitive skin. In the PM, I use the cleanser again and follow with a light coat of Differin gel before bed. 

Post # 8
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

At night I usually remove my makeup with a Boots No 7 face wipe. Then wash with my Clarasonic Mia using either their sensitive cleanser or Fresh Soy Face Wash. I use Clinique eye makeup remove when I need it. Then if needed I use Neutrogena On the Spot treatment for any acne it’s 2.5% Benzyl Peroxide and is the only thing gentle enough to not cause massive pealing and redness on my face. Then most importantly I moisturize with Boots Organics Super Face Balm. I have super dry skin prone to pealing and this dose the trick!

In the am, I might splash my face with water or do a quick lather and rinse with Fresh Soy Face Wash, dry, then use Aveeno Positively Radiant tinted moisturizer with SPF 30. In the summertime I might also use Neutrogena Face Sunscreen SPF 100. Then I apply my makeup – mostly Bare Minerals.

Post # 9
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser, Hope in a Jar moisturizer. At night I add their Help Me cream and sometimes I use a toner if I feel like my skin really needs it.

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have dry, sensitive, reactive, acne-prone skin. It sucks. Everything breaks me out. I was using L’oreal Go 360 for sensitive skin, but it (like everything else) wasn’t helping. My skin was dull, flaky, dry, broken out, etc. I found a Groupon for a local lady’s skincare place and bought it, and it was the best thing I ever did.

I use her products for my face, so you can’t buy them in store (though she will ship anywhere and can send samples–another Bee got some, but I can’t remember who it was), but they’re literally the best thing ever (for me), as well as the routine that she started me on.

First things first: she gave me a list of comedogenic/irritating ingredients. I much prefer this list because I can search it (and right click/Google), rather than having to search over a piece of paper. I avoid anything on that list that’s a 2+, so I had to make sure the makeup that I use wasn’t breaking me out. I also drink lots of water and wash my makeup brushes/face cloth/pillowcase once a week.

Then: I use Everyday Minerals foundation and ELF makeup. 

Third: routine

– Wash face 2x per day with non-foaming benzoyl peroxide 1.25% cleansing milk; massage into wet skin and remove with a wet washcloth for gentle exfoliation (HUGE difference once my skin got used to this). My biggest issue before was over exfolianting because it causes the skin to protect itself by holding on to dead cells, thus creating dull, flaky skin. Using cleanser on wet skin that’s been softened allows the cleanser to actually get into your pores/skin and cleanser, as well as letting you use less.

– Twice a week, sub out facial milk for benzoyl peroxide 1.25% gentle exfoliant; massage into wet skin, rinse.

– Apply moisturizer to damp skin (seals in the water/sinks in better and holds moisture from the warm water softening/opening your pores). Apply as necessary (I typically do it right out of the shower/post-face wash and then again after I blow dry my hair [night] and before I curl my hair [morning]).

Post # 11
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Any recommendations for black-heads??

I’ve tried Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, Loreal 360 Deep Clean, Noxema Deep Cleanser, and Mary Kay face cleansers.  I don’t really get acne, I have combo skin, and I do seem to get black-heads no matter what I do and the only way to get rid of them is to purge them, which sometimes turns into a pimple. 🙁 

Here is my current routine: 


Wash with Loreal 360 Deep Clean in shower

Sea Breeze toner

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Lotion


Make-up remover wipes

The rest is same as morning routine


About once a week I use Mary Kay’s Microderm Abrasion.  I’ve tried various clay masks, peel off masks, and I even have a Conair Facial steamer, but nothing seems to help me get rid of black-heads! 



Post # 12
1285 posts
Bumble bee

I use all Burt’s Bees products.  Sensitive Skin line and Naturally Ageless line.  All natural products. I like to keep chemicals off my face, as chemicals sets off irritations to the skin.


Post # 13
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

AM: wash with raw honey, moisturize with CeRave


PM: wash with CeRave, treat with Elizabeth Arden Youth Restoring serum, moisturize with CeRave


1 time per week: exfoliate with Clarisonic (delicate skin brush head) with ceRave cleanser at night

That’s it. My skin is clear and smooth, after 14 years of full-on war with it. Less is more. I had perfect skin as a teen. It was pregnancy that ruined everything as an adult. It’s so nice to finally have the clear, soft skin I enjoyed back then.

Other things that are important for me: wash make-up brushes at least once a week, change pillow case every 4ish days, drink lots of water, avoid eating products with soy, choose make-up products very carefully (sephora’s awesome return policy, ftw!)


Post # 14
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use Aveda Outer Peace foaming cleanser, acne relief pads, and acne spot relief. I’m trying to switch over to all Aveda, but I still have a lot of Origins stuff left like United State balancing tonic, Clear Improvement mask, and Out of Trouble mask. The masks work really well, I just wasn’t impressed with the balancing line of Origins and the acne line was too harsh for my skin.

I have Clinique eye cream but I barely remember to use it.

Post # 15
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use Proactiv and will never change! I love it and my skin is so clear.

Post # 16
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My skin has been extremely weird from my mid 20’s until now. I never had acne as a teen, my skin was perfect, until around 22 I started to get cystic acne. It was terrible and stress related. I didn’t realize it was stress related so I started trying all these acne medications on my skin and it just got so much worse. My skin was going NUTS!!!! My skin is sensitive like most acne skin types and less is always better.


Here is what I do now, it is simple and my skin has never looked better. I haven’t had a breakout in months. My skin is perfect, glowly and clear.


-splash face with water (no cleanser) and moisturize with CeraVe lotion. Affordable lotion that is amazing for oily/sensitive/acne prone skin. I love it.



-cleanse skin with acne.org cleanser or DHC oil cleanser if wearing makeup. I exfoliate about every 2nd or 3rd day with my St. Ives Apricot scrub. Moisturize with CeraVe lotion.


That is it! Funny thing about the St. Ives scrub… I used to use it all the time in highschool and college, skin was perfect. Stopped using it and skin went down hill. Back to using it and LOVE IT!

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